As the weather warms up, here’s the Fullcircle team’s top 5 things to do this Spring- from sipping a latte in the sunshine at the London Coffee Festival to taking cover from April showers with an emmersive cinema experience, theres something for everyone!
1) Swap your usual brunch date for a day at London Coffee Festival
Coffee addicts, this one’s for you. Between the 6th – 9th April, The London Coffee Festival at the Old Truman Brewery will be a bittersweet smelling hub of activity. From barista workshops, to live latte art (every instagrammers’ dream) this is the perfect alternative to your usual weekend brunch date with friends. Want to carry on the party? There’s even an Espresso Martini Party with Kiss FM DJ, Norman Jay.
2) Have an al-fresco style dinner at Gordon Ramsay’s Olive Grove Pop-up
Had enough of London this week? Let famous chef Gordon Ramsay transport you to Italy! This Union Street Cafe pop-up is a unique and immersive bar & restaurant invites you to drink and dine under a canopy of olive trees and vines — all whilst experiencing the sights, tastes and smells of an Italian summer’s day. What’s even better is that from 8pm on selected evenings, there’s live music…
Live music from 8pm on…
7 April – Groove Revival
14 April – One for The Money
21 April – One For The Money
28 April – Groove Revival
3) Take a seasonal cookery class at Thyme
Ever wanted to brush up on your cookery skills? With Thyme cookery classes you will take part in a combination of hands-on cooking and demonstrations from top chefs. Everything you cook will be seasonal, produce-led and underlined by an ethos of sustainability- Get ready to wow your next dinnerparty guests!
4) Watch Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, in a church, with a live choir
Perfect for date night, this is a truly special performance of the greatest love story ever told: Screened under beautiful stained glass windows and set amongst the candle-lit aisles of St Mary’s Church (W1), the ‘Some Voices’ choir accompany the film, performing live songs from the famous movie soundtrack, including; Young Hearts, Everybody’s Free and Kissing You.
5) Lose yourself to dance and be part of a FlashMob with Reflex Dance Studios
If the stresses of work, brexit and current affairs are getting you down, this could be a welcomed bit of fun! The team at Reflex Dance Studios are behind a series of dance ‘Flash Mobs’ which aim to bring together those who believe in making a statement through dance and teamwork! Their last Flash Mob is demonstrated below, and was listed on timeout.com as one of the top 10 things to do in London that week.
Anyone can grab a card and some flowers from the shops, (or even worse, the petrol station…) but we think our Mums deserve a whole lot more than that.. Working in events means that we are always on the lookout for the latest pop-ups and places to visit, and mothers day is no exception! Here’s our top 5 picks on how to do mothers day with a difference- from flower arranging workshops to a tour of the Tate!
1. FOR THE CULTURAL MUM
Head to Millbank to explore the cultural perceptions of motherhood and how they have translated into art on a Mother’s Day tour of Tate Britain’s collection with art historian Catherine McCormack.
FC DESIGN TEAM FAVOURITE: Turn your world upside down (in the best way possible) at the Now gallery in North Greenwich, where you’ll find 10,000 blue, purple and white irises hanging from the ceiling in British artist Rebecca Louise Law’s flower-filled installation. ‘The Iris’ will be in place for two months, during which time the blooms will dry, wilt and change shape in the space.
2. FOR THE WELL-TRAVELLED MUM:
FC PERFORMANCE TEAM FAVOURITE: Escape the everyday with the Pop Up Dining Club’s “Yummy Choo Eats” in the unique venue of Tooting Market for an evening of Mauritian food and culture. Order two Rum Punches, grab some sizzling street food and have a mum-daughter dance-off with the traditional Sega dancers.
3. FOR THE FOODIE MUM:
Lets face it, theres nothing nicer than a cuppa with mum, but our mums deserve something far more exciting than a cucumber sandwich…A Science themed tea with ‘planet mousse’ that arrives billowing clouds of dry ice, or an afternoon tea bus tour around London?- now you’re talking! Timeout London have collated the best quirky afternoon tea’s to save you time here.
4. FOR THE CREATIVE MUM:
Does flower arranging and bottomless prosecco sound like your kind of fun? Then you’re in luck! This Mother’s Day, Little Bud is offering exactly that. Book yourself and your mum in for this unique flower arranging workshop and create a hand-tied bouquet, whilst spending quality time with your mum, that no fancy florist could compete with!
5. FOR THE MUM WHO DESERVES TO BE PAMPERED:
OK, we admit that we’ll take any excuse for a spa day, but Mother’s day is the perfect time to book that much needed pamper-time with mum. There are loads of hotels, spas and salons offering mothers day packages, but its well worth looking on sites such as Groupon and Wowcher for amazing deals that wont break the bank.
Can’t make this weekend? Don’t panic. The Mondrian Hotel’s Agua Bathouse Spa are running a series of ‘Spa Social’ events, where you and your mum can indulge in some much needed mid-week time out. Spa Social guests will receieve a glass of prosecco on arrival, before being shown to the exclusive Tom Dixon-designed spa where they have full use of its facilities, as well as a detoxifying mud mask, 10 minute massage and nourishing Sea Containers dinner bowl.
This week Full Circle were in Milton Keyes, with Red Bull’s Formula 1 team and this year’s current world champion Sebastian Vettel, former F1 driver David Coulthard. The teams success was broadcast world wide with full technical production, support and furniture for the event provided by Full Circle.
At The Wanted album party with Concerto Live!! Bespoke signed wall and photobooth!
Bespoke build for a High end client with Concerto Live at The Boiler Room
To the real thing!
Signage for the Christmas at the Pavilion at the Tower of London..
Cheeky sneak at one of our new pieces of furniture!
Natural History Museum in jam packed!
Full Circle’s SLAM! and Urban Groove acts hit the London Evening Standard as they took part in the launch of the extension of shops in Canary Wharf.
Urban Groove kick started the 3 day event playing to a flash mob of 8 dancers!
Rich at playing vanilla nightclub!
Our exclusive act POLLY RAE performed at the Belvedere
Glowing green for the Law Society Awards at West Minster Park Plaza.
Providing the backstage rider for the one and only Mr Beckham with ConcertoLive!
FC also did the lighting, sound, and dressing of the first ever world wide book launch for DB!
Winter Team GB at The Dorchester
The Launch of HEADs’ new racket with Andy Murrey!!
Natural History Museum – Christmas is upon us!
AIM Awards with Concerto Live
CBS at Alton Towers with Concerto Live
Provided full production for the event. It also saw the debut of our very own VJ, Max Elliot, whilst Richard Joy artist managed the 4 Poofs and a Piano and Doug Segal.
Scottish Widows Awards with AOK.
Evie and Richard booked, managed and delivered Beverly Knight. The guests thoroughly enjoyed Beverly Knight’s performance making the event a complete success!
Travelers with Concerto Live looking great!
Bluewater and Manchester Wedding Fair: While many flocked to find their dream wedding dress, the Full Circle was hard at work. Richard compered four shows a day, the fabulous Ian Stewart Q&A sessions and kept everyone up to date with the all the action taking place at the fair. Sophie was back stage managing the Wedding Fair shows which consisted of eight models, five dressers, a choreographer and stylist. All the shows were successfully delivered and received displaying stunning gowns in a variety of styles for some of the most remarkable shops and boutiques in the country.
Richard attended the launch of new Mad hen act Candy Amp in Soho!
Candy Amp is the upstart child of the award winning team behind MadHen. If you need a band with a pedigree second to none and a professional drive to entertain, amaze and keep every dance floor full then these guys are your first choice. Made up of London’s musical cream of the crop, Candy Amp, are fresh, new and full of determination to ensure every gig feels like you are at your own arena show.
Speaking of Soho.. Full Circle is proud to announce that they are now working in partnership with the legendary London venue Café De Paris! This should bring some new and interesting gigs for the company which we are all very excited for.
Full Circle was also involved in the launch of Rothes II wind farm with Nina, Concerto Live Scotland. It took place over two days. Day one was focused on the local school children who were tasked with designing a new wind farm. Day two was the official launch by Fred Olsen with some VVIP in attendance.